I did not get fired.
She has been working with me for over 2 years.
We had our final session about two weeks ago (when she confided this in me), as she's in MA, where I was living, and I have since moved to NH and seeking new care.
At that time, when we were saying out goodbyes and when she told me that she feels I've come a long way since when we first started (and I have,...I was severely depressed when I first started working with her),...it was at that exit appointment where she confided in me that "along the way" there were a few times where she "came close to firing me" because, she then told me that there were times: I was calling her too much, and I was too scattered.
My question has to do with how can health and mental care providers can do this,...what gives them the sanctioned authority, to just fire a patient, with no advance warning, no chance to make it right,no education that the patient is doing something "wrong," without first letting the patient know they're doing something that is a fire-able offense----So that they have the opportunity to be made aware of the actions, and to fix them? Golden Question: Why don't they give warnings?
As I said, she did not fire me, but she also never warned me along the way of what those behaviours.
I feel I would have come a much longer way if she told me, as it was occurring, that I was engaging in an unacceptable behaviour....not as an after-thought of a threat that "could have been carried out" but that she's admitting to me now that she chose not to.
Post Edited (Merrida) : 11/4/2013 12:20:05 AM (GMT-7)